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By Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi
The Times 

The Art of Aging (Ha!)


February 2, 2023

To quote my late aunt, “The Golden Years aren’t really golden; in fact, they suck!”

She had become a little forgetful when playing her weekly bridge game and had hearing loss, but she refused to wear her hearing aids. She had a single mastectomy, and the prosthetic breast was heavy and uncomfortable. She had a removable bridge, which she frequently forgot to put in her mouth. The bottom line, she was uncomfortable at family dinners and couldn’t hear or chew. So, yeah, it did suck for her.

I am lucky that all my body parts are mine, aside from a few caps on some molars. Other than...

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